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The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

The Student Voice of Prosper High School

Eagle Nation Online

Grace Williamson

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief

Grace Williamson is the 2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief of Eagle Nation Online. This is her third year on the school newspaper, and she was previously the 2019-2020 sports editor. She plans to strengthen the newspaper as a team, and help promote brilliant reporting and coverage this year. Following graduation, she plans to major in criminal justice at a currently undecided college. When she is not working in the newsroom at school, you can probably find her spending time with her dog, Newt. For any questions, you can reach her at willigra002@k12.prosper-isd.net or prosper.eaglenationonline@gmail.com.

All content by Grace Williamson
To celebrate a publication accomplishment, adviser Lisa Roskens, senior Mark Chrissan, superintendent Holly Ferguson and senior designer Gary Garrett, take a minute to let Chrissan show his designs, which recently won an award.  Chrissan holds a poster of his design that represents the cover of Medical City Childrens Hospitals Kids Teaching Kids Texas Recipe Book. Chrissans designs won him the opportunity to create the designs for the book. Im excited and I feel honored, Chrissan said. Im excited to see when its all done.

Eagle Brief: May 14-23

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021

Eagle Brief: May 7-14

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
May 7, 2021

Eagle Brief: April 30-May 7

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2021

Eagle Brief: April 23-30

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2021
During a drill, sophomore Evan Bish blocks No. 56 sophomore Zach Barnhouse. Bish plays as a defensive end and Barnhouse plays as an offensive lineman. Spring ball is a time where we dont really have junior varsity or varsity, Bish said. We basically just work on getting stronger as players.

Eagle Brief: April 16-23

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 16, 2021

Eagle Brief: April 9-16

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2021
With crowds waiting to be let in to the stadium, Texas Rangers fans gather for opening day April 6. Stadium requirements list masks as optional, and while all seats were sold out, not all of them were filled. The Rangers played the Toronto Blue Jays and lost 2-6.

Eagle Brief: April 2-9

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2021
With the seniors in green and underclassmen in gray, the archery team stands together to take a photo during the Archery State Championship. Out of the 13 Prosper contestants, freshman Isabelle Raider was the only one to get a perfect score. The team placed seventh out of 40 teams that competed at state.

Eagle Brief: March 26-April 2

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2021
Speaking before a crowd of new transfer students, senior Emily Reish instructs them on how to complete their activity during the new student orientation March 18. Reish is a student spirit leader this year, and an ambassador for students who transferred to Prosper in January. We had a bigger turn out than I expected, Reish said. The kids were very interactive, and we were able to notice new friendships being made.

Eagle Brief: March 19-26

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
March 19, 2021
Coated in ice, the pond at the front of the Star Trail neighborhood development in Prosper sits peacefully blanketed in snow. Last week, large sections of Texas were hit with a snowstorm that caused power outages and water issues. In Prosper, the entire school district was closed Feb. 11-19.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 22-26

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2021
Basking in the sunshine, senior Emma Hutchinson holds up a smiley face sticker she received from a Hope Squad member. The Hope Squad handed out stickers and candy while greeting students and teachers entering the high school the morning of Feb. 1. This week is Hope Week, which includes creative dress up days and involvement for all students.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 1-5

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2021
Hope Squad has organized Hope Week Feb. 1-5. Dress up days are encouraged for students to participate in.  The final day will be Red Day to support American Heart Month.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 25-29

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2021
Prosper Wrestling Academy head wrestling coach Sam Iturrino explains the rules and guidelines of the USA wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the Prosper Arena. The local academy hosted the tournament that had more than 700 wrestlers from around Texas and the country. Prosper Wrestling Academy was founded in 2020 when Rock Hill High School opened and the only club wrestling team in Prosper became affiliated with Rock Hill, leaving Prosper High School without a  club to train the up-and-coming wrestlers until the new academy opened.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 19-22

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2021
Standing beside their entries, members of the Prosper FFA chapter show off their winnings. FFA members competed on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Collin County Livestock Show in both floral arrangement competitions and plant growing competitions. Several students took home ribbons, including junior Brooke Black who in addition to winning first place in the symmetrical silk arrangement competition, also won reserve champion of the entire show.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 11-15

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2021
Gleaming in the morning sun, the digital sign in front of the high school welcomes students back to the first school day after winter break Jan. 5. Teachers returned previously to a work day Jan. 4. Eagle Nation Online returns to regular publishing Jan. 5.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 5-8

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2021
Hands on her head, junior Jordyn Hererra watches her teammates on the soccer field. Hererra has faced an injury this season but still cheers her friends on from the sidelines at games and scrimmages. Prospers varsity girls soccer team won their first scrimmage against Rock Hill High School on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Eagle Brief: Dec. 14-18

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2020
Sitting still for the artist, a young girl receives a holiday face painting. The annual Christmas on the Square festival in downtown Celina, Texas was held Dec. 2. The event featured festivities, including horse-drawn carriages, bounce houses, Christmas carolers and face painting.

Eagle Brief: Dec. 7-11

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2020
As her ceramics class learns to fire Raku clay, junior Paige Schultz watches the kiln fire up. The process of Raku firing requires the specific clay to be heated at 1,830 degrees Fahrenheit. It was so interesting to fire this clay, Schultz said. Its cool to watch it being fired because with normal clay that goes into the kiln, you dont see it happening.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2020
Greeting students that enter the Nest, the annual Hope Squad pumpkin shows off student signatures. The pumpkin is used for students to express what they are grateful for this year. Thanksgiving break will start Nov. 23, and school will return Nov. 30.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 20-30

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
November 20, 2020
As the theatre department prepares for their upcoming winter show, senior Grayson Aron tunes his guitar. The theatre department will film their virtual December show this week. Moments to Moments is a combination of scenes, songs, and student-made poems about love, body image and mental health. The show has a gold and black color scheme to support the Hope Squad.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 16-20

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2020
Beaming through the morning mist, the sun rises over Erwin park in McKinney, Texas. Sometimes found practicing at Erwin park, the cross country team competed at district Oct. 30, and sophomore Dawson Svoboda placed as the district champion. The team will race against the 6A Division I in the region championship Nov. 10.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 9-13

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2020
Gathering after their matches, junior Maegan Flaherty and
senior Delia Luna stand alongside coaches Tony Cooper and Sion King. Luna placed 4th and Flaherty placed 5th in their weight classes. The girls and boys team competed in the USA Wrestling Preseason National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa,
with senior LJ Richardson placing 5th
and senior Chase Parham placing 8th for the boys team.
They competed amongst the best, King said. Were very proud of them.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 2-6

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2020
With ribbons lining the hallway, the school honors Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26 through Oct. 29. Red Ribbon week was created to spread drug abuse awareness, and provide tools for prevention. Student council has created dress up days for this week to promote awareness.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 26-29

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2020
Following through on his backhand, junior Drew John returns his opponents ball. The tennis team starts their district tournament this week. They will face-off against Denton Braswell on Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 at the PHS courts.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 19-23

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2020
Starting off the foggy morning invitational, senior Abishai Aryee catches up to her competition. Placing No. 12 in the varsity womens 5-kilometer run, Aryee ran a final time of 20 minutes and 44 seconds. Junior Aubrey OConnell won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:53.62. I’m really excited for track season in the spring because we didn’t get much of a season last year, and I think I have a lot more potential, OConnell commented when asked about her upcoming track season, aswell.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 13-16

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
October 13, 2020
Head swim coach Trey Sullivan stands with sophomore Bailee Nelson before their meet on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The team defeated Plano Senior High School. Swim will face off against Lovejoy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the PISD Natatorium.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 5-9

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2020
Rushing towards the endzone, sophomore running back Malik Daily carries the ball for an Eagle touchdown. He successfully made it to the endzone, scoring the third touchdown of the game. The junior varisty green team won 45-8 against the Euless Trinity Trojains.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2020
Signs on every entrance to the school remind students and faculty that masks are required on the premises. Along with masks, social distancing and repeated sanitation are followed on school grounds. Teachers have rearranged the desks in their classrooms to allow extra space between students.

Eagle Brief: Aug. 12-14

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief
August 13, 2020
Sophomore Aubrey OConnell races in the 5,000-meter competition. OConnell won the state meet and was named Athlete of the Year.  If there’s one thing I learned about Aubrey this year, is she’s got more fight than anybody, and she definitely proved that today, assistant coach Ty Morton said. She was behind until about 200 meters left, and that other girl couldn’t handle what Aubrey was bringing with her.

Sophomore runner goes extra mile

Grace Williamson, Sports Editor
December 16, 2019
The varsity Lady Eagles softball team grabbed their helmets, gloves and bats Feb. 15 morning to face Pilot Point at 9 on Prospers home field behind the MPF. Then, the team will took on Keller at 7 p.m. Junior varsity teams also had games scheduled, too.

Eagle Brief – Feb. 15

Grace Williamson, Reporter
February 15, 2019
The boys in Show Choir snap their fingers as they sing Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys. The group will perform the piece again this Friday, Dec 14. The most important thing I would say about show choir is that it would be the most entertaining class you could be in, junior Austin Mann said.

Eagle Brief – Dec. 14

Grace Williamson, Reporter
December 14, 2018
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